The Dahlem Environmental Education Center is a place to experience, study, and enjoy nature. With five miles of hiking trails containing forests, fields, marshes and ponds, visitors can enjoy a guided hike or experience the natural wonders on their own.
Dahlem is home to a 3/8-mile trail redesigned for visitors with limited mobility. The exhibit area and Nutshell Gift Shop are located within the main visitor building. The Nutshell is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to shop and is an excellent source for nature-related books, clothing, bird-feeding supplies, jewelry and many other items, including fresh wreaths during the holidays. The Dahlem serves as a natural history education center for kids, but it is also known around the state and country for having one of the largest bluebird trails. Birders can capture the songs of Eastern Bluebirds along this well-maintained trail, as well as the harmonies of other migratory songbirds. The Dahlem is available for rent, contact the center for more information.
Jackson Magazine readers voted the Dahlem Environmental Education Center as "Jackson's Best Place to Take a Toddler" in 2018.